Helmer Scientific’s GX Solutions Refrigerators, Freezers Certified to New NSF/ANSI Vaccine Storage Safety Standard

Posted on Jan 11, 2022 by Ben Greenfield

Helmer Scientific announces certification of their GX Solutions Refrigerators and Freezers to the new NSF/ANSI 456 standard for the safe storage of vaccines. GX Solutions are the first professional medical-grade refrigerators and freezers that are optimized for critical...

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Best of 2021: Pharmacy and Vaccine Storage

Posted on Dec 16, 2021 by Donna Holpuch

We have gathered our top pharmacy and vaccine storage posts from the past 12 months. The year was dominated by challenges and uncertainty, and the pharmacy and other vaccine providers/administrators played a significant role in the storage and administration of COVID-19...

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USP’s COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Toolkit Addresses Challenges

Posted on Dec 02, 2021 by Ben Greenfield

In order to help fill gaps in preparation, storage, handling, and administration of newer COVID-19 vaccines, USP led the development of a COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Toolkit. This guide, available for U.S. and international providers, offers operational considerations developed...

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Medical-Grade Refrigeration in Pharmacy: 2021 Trends & Adoption Rates

Posted on Nov 18, 2021 by Ben Greenfield

Medical-grade refrigeration is a critical product category for hospital pharmacy to help safeguard life-saving medications and vaccines.

Pharmacy Purchasing & Products (PP&P) recently released the 16th Annual State of Pharmacy Automation Report, which surveys pharmacists on...

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New Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended by CDC Includes Updates to Storage and Handling Information

Posted on Nov 09, 2021 by Ben Greenfield

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, U.S. Center of Disease Control Director, endorsed the recommendation from the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) to vaccinate children ages 5-11 years old against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. This vaccine was...

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What is a Certificate of Calibration?

Posted on Oct 19, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

For vaccine storage providers, having a valid Certificate of Calibration is necessary in order to meet CDC and Vaccines for Children guidelines. Having an accurate certificate can also help providers and facilities meet third-party audits and compliance reviews.

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The Importance of Point-of-Care Access to Medications

Posted on Oct 12, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Over the last decade, facilities have slowly been moving away from a centralized distribution model to a decentralized or point-of-care distribution model. More than half of facilities rely on automatic dispensing cabinets to support efficient, point-of-care distribution.

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CDC Releases Provider Resources for the 2021-2022 Influenza Season

Posted on Oct 07, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

The CDC has updated their Seasonal Influenza Resource Center to include materials and other information related to this year’s flu season. The CDC’s seasonal flu vaccination resources are available to assist providers and other partners in communicating the importance of...

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Integrated Medical-Grade Refrigeration through i.Series®

Posted on Sep 30, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Helmer’s i.Series® refrigerators and freezers offer optimized control in temperature, noise, and energy management. Powered by OptiCool™ technology, GX Solutions pairs variable capacity compressor (VCC) technology and natural hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerant to achieve...

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Webinar Recap | Back to School: Navigating return to school and work amid COVID-19 and Flu Season

Posted on Sep 21, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Thank you to our speaker and participants for joining last week’s webinar: Back to School: Navigating return to school and work amid COVID-19 and Flu Season. Dr. L.J. Tan from the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) discussed the upcoming flu season; how to avoid a...

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